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Two Thousand Years

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Mike Leigh's latest play follows three generations of a London middle-class Jewish family. Read More >

Two Thousand Years

For the first time, the National Theatre commissioned Mike Leigh to create an original play. Using his usual methods, Leigh worked with his team to explore characters, relationships, themes and ideas. The play concerns the lives and relationships of three generations in a contemporary London Jewish middle-class family. It explores a wide range of issues, including politics, religion, identity and the question of Israel and the Middle East.

Leigh’s many stage plays include Babies Grow Old (RSC 1974), Abigail’s Party (Hampstead theatre 1977), and It’s A Great Big Shame! (Theatre Royal, Stratford East, 1993). His popular films include Naked, Secrets & Lies, Topsy-Turvey, All Or Nothing and vera Drake.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 08/09/2005

Opening Night: 15/09/2005

Closing Night: 31/01/2006

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Cast & Creative


John Burgess, Ben Caplan, Allan Corduner, Adam Godley, Caroline Gruber, Nitzan Sharron, Samantha Spiro, Alexis Zegerman


Director - Mike Leigh

Author - Devised under the direction of Mike Leigh

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